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Gordon Parks, the brilliant photographer, filmmaker and all-around renaissance man, was born 101 years ago today in Fort Scott, Kansas. In this photo, Mr. Parks is in Venice, Italy, listening to a recording of the rehearsal for the concerto he composed, which was performed in Venice in July 1952. Pictured with him are the renown conductor Dean Dixon and his wife, Mary Mandelin, a Finnish playwright. Photo by James Whitmore/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images.

Gordon Parks, the brilliant photographer, filmmaker and all-around renaissance man, was born 101 years ago today in Fort Scott, Kansas. In this photo, Mr. Parks is in Venice, Italy, listening to a recording of the rehearsal for the concerto he composed, which was performed in Venice in July 1952. Pictured with him are the renown conductor Dean Dixon and his wife, Mary Mandelin, a Finnish playwright. Photo by James Whitmore/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images.

Eartha Kitt photographed by Gordon Parks as she was being fitted for a dress by a woman who I am 99.9% sure is none other than the pioneering fashion designer Zelda Wynn Valdes in 1952.

Eartha Kitt photographed by Gordon Parks as she was being fitted for a dress by a woman who I am 99.9% sure is none other than the pioneering fashion designer Zelda Wynn Valdes in 1952.

Gordon Parks and Lena Horne, most likely on Saturday, October 29, 1949. I say “most likely” because the tickets in Ms. Horne’s hand read: “Cosmopolitan Tennis Club, Inc presents their Annual Fall Dance at The Renaissance Ballroom. The date: Saturday, October 29, 1949.” Photo via Dwayne Rodgers The Black Vernacular. Dwayne received this photo from Mr. Parks’s daughter, Leslie Parks, and was kind enough to share it with me.

Gordon Parks in Venice, Italy, listening to a recording of the rehearsal for the concerto he composed, which was performed in Venice in July 1952. Pictured with Mr. Parks are the renowned conductor Dean Dixon and his wife, Mary Mandelin, a Finnish playwright. Photo by James Whitmore//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images.

I couldn’t resist… Gordon Parks captures Lorraine Hansberry chatting with Harry Belafonte (Sidney Poitier is in the rear and actor Godfrey Cambridge is far right) at a party in honor of Ms. Hansberry’s smash Broadway play, ‘A Raisin in the Sun,’ at Sardi’s in New York City in March 1959. Photo: Gordon Parks/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images.

Diahann Carroll greeting the legendary photographer Gordon Parks at the 1969 Governor’s Ball at the Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, April 14, 1969. Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage

Eartha Kitt, photographed by Gordon Parks, with her two cats.

Eartha Kitt, photographed by Gordon Parks, with her two cats.